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The majority of Americans support fair-trade policies--so why do mainstream pundits treat the idea with so much contempt?

Outrage over excessive rewards for incompetent executives could spark the Democratic Congress to action.

South Korea is bristling over terms of the Bush Administration's proposed free-trade agreement, and so are progressives in Congress.

Americans are ready for big, bold ideas to heal our social and economic wounds.

Is education widening the class divide?

In an interview with Senator Sherrod Brown, Nichols shows that the new Democrats are pursuing a new trade agenda.

In 2007 Congress may get real on the fallacies and contradictions of global trade.

Globalization must not be allowed to become financial imperialism: Capitalism's strongest-takes-all rule must give way to one that ensures that the poor have a place and a piece of the action.

It's getting close to New Year's and time for annual awards. And in the 2006 Sweepstakes of Greed, the winners are...

Walter Benn Michaels's The Trouble With Diversity challenges us to remove our race-tinted glasses and view the world in the class-based terms that, he argues, define it.

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The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

The president wants to railroad through Congress a deal that threatens to undermine labor rights, restrict Internet freedom and push jobs overseas. 

January 26, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

Obama's initiative is a step forward, but community colleges and the students they teach need much more: an end to the disinvestment of our public education system.

January 12, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015

To fix social problems, we need to stop looking to marriage, and start creating more equitable public policy.

January 7, 2015

And if so, does the left party inherit a poisoned chalice? Or can it make a fresh start?

December 31, 2014

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

Out of the Senate debate over another sellout to the big banks comes the clarion call for a new populist politics.

December 14, 2014